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Commonly, bacteremia with Campylobacteria, the most common bacterial enteritis in developed countries, is diagnosed in older immunocompromised adults and is seen as a grave and threatening development. But this recent nationwide study in Finland (where reporting of bacteremia is mandatory) paints quite a different picture. The typical Finnish patient with this malady is “a moderately young and healthy man,” the researchers found, who recovers easily irrespective of whether he receives the appropriate antimicrobial.
RESULT: A Nationwide Study of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli Bacteremia in Finland Over a 10-Year Period, 1998–2007, With Special Reference to Clinical Characteristics and Antimicrobial Susceptibility
Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oct 15, 2011 (FREE FULL TEXT)
Campylobacter is frequently found among HIV-infected patients. But with the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the late 1990s, Campylobacter bacteremia can no longer be considered a significant disease of HIV-positive patients, according to a Spanish study from 1985-2007. In the HAART era, debilitating diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have emerged as the chief predisposing conditions.
RESULT: Campylobacter bacteremia: clinical characteristics, incidence, and outcome over 23 years
Medicine (PubMed) | Sep 10, 2010 (Free abstract. Full text $49)